There are 6 ways to get from Sapporo to Kanazawa by train, plane, bus, car ferry or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, fly to Komatsu  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Sapporo(Jr) to New Chitose Airport
  2. Fly from Sapporo (CTS) to Komatsu (KMQ) CTS - KMQ

$174 - $718

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Carferry, bus  •  26 h 45 min

  1. Take the carferry from Otaru to Niigata
  2. Take the bus from Niigata City Bus Center to Kanazawa

$102 - $167

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Train, fly to Toyama  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Sapporo(Jr) to New Chitose Airport
  2. Fly from Sapporo (CTS) to Toyama (TOY) CTS - TOY
  3. Take the train from Toyama to Kanazawa

$196 - $653

Train  •  11 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Sapporo(Jr) to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto
  2. Take the train from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto to Omiya(Saitama)
  3. Take the train from Omiya(Saitama) to Kanazawa

$300 - $417

Bus, train  •  19 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Sapporo Station to Shin Hakodate Hokuto
  2. Take the train from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto to Sendai(Miyagi/Jr)
  3. Take the bus from Sendai to Shin-Niigata
  4. Take the bus from Shin Niigata to Kanazawa

$224 - $278

Drive, car ferry  •  15 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Sapporo to Hakodate
  2. Take the car ferry from Hakodate to Aomori
  3. Drive from Aomori to Kanazawa

$140 - $197

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Sapporo to Kanazawa. However, there are services departing from Sapporo(Jr) and arriving at Kanazawa via Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto and Omiya(Saitama). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 1 min.

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The distance between Sapporo and Kanazawa is 825 km.

The best way to get from Sapporo to Kanazawa without a car is to train which takes 11 h 1 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 14 min to get from Sapporo to Kanazawa, including transfers.

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Sapporo to Kanazawa train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, depart from Sapporo(Jr) station.

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The quickest flight from Sapporo Airport to Komatsu Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Sapporo to Kanazawa train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Kanazawa station.

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All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines offer flights from Sapporo Airport to Komatsu Airport.

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There are 170+ hotels available in Kanazawa. Prices start at $43 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sapporo to Kanazawa.
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  • Distance: 515.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 14 min

What companies run services between Sapporo, Japan and Kanazawa, Japan?

You can take a train from Sapporo to Kanazawa via Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto and Omiya(Saitama) in around 11 h 1 min.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Sapporo to Komatsu
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Sapporo to Komatsu via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Sapporo to Toyama
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Sapporo to Toyama via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Sapporo to Komatsu via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Train operators
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of the main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. There are several rail passes on offer for customers such as the Hokkaido Pass, the JR West Rail Pass, JR East Pass, Shikoku Pass, Kyushu Pass and Flex Japan Tourist Pass.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Sapporo(Jr) to New Chitose Airport
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Toyama to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$25 - $35
Reserved seat
$30 - $40
Green seat
$35 - $50
Train from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto to Omiya(Saitama)
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$150 - $210
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$150 - $210
Reserved seat
$170 - $210
Green seat
$220 - $300
Train from Omiya(Saitama) to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$85 - $120
Reserved seat
$100 - $130
Green seat
$130 - $170
Train from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto to Sendai(Miyagi/Jr)
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$100 - $140
Reserved seat
$110 - $140
Green seat
$150 - $200
Bus operators
Hokuto Kotsu
Website
hokto.co.jp
Bus from Sapporo Station to Shin Hakodate Hokuto
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
hokto.co.jp
JR Bus Tōhoku
Website
jrbustohoku.co.jp
Bus from Sendai to Shin-Niigata
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
jrbustohoku.co.jp
Hokutetsu Transportation
Phone
81762375115
Website
hokutetsu.co.jp
Bus from Shin Niigata to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
hokutetsu.co.jp
Bus from Niigata City Bus Center to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
hokutetsu.co.jp
Ferry operators
Shin Nihonkai Ferry
Website
snf.jp
Car ferry from Otaru to Niigata
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Schedules at
snf.jp
Tourist
$58
State Room
$115
Deluxe Room
$190
Suite Room
$329
Tsugaru Kaikyo Ferry
Website
tsugarukaikyo.co.jp
Car ferry from Hakodate to Aomori
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
tsugarukaikyo.co.jp

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